After 36 holes, the top or T70 players on the overall scoreboard will win the right to play the remaining two rounds at the major organized by the Professional Golf Association of America (PGAA).

According to this principle, the PGA Championship 2021 records the elimination line at +5. This year’s tournament – the 103rd session held at Ocean, par72 on Kiawah Island – kicked off on May 20 with an initial list of 156 golfers, including 20 representatives from the qualifying round opened by the PGAA exclusively for coaches. affiliated members. This group is named “PGA Team 20”, which includes 60-year-old Sonny Skinner – the oldest player in the tournament.

After the opening day, the tournament had 154 players left because Sam Burns withdrew due to a back injury, and former champion Yang YE was eliminated due to a wrong scorecard. At the 2009 PGA Championship, Yang came back from the position of Tiger Woods two strokes in the last round to take the throne.

World number two Justin Thomas is one of the big names cut out after the first two rounds of this year's PGA Championship.  Photo: AP

World number two Justin Thomas is one of the big names cut out after the first two rounds of this year’s PGA Championship. Image: AP

This year’s cut is four more strokes than the 102nd at TPC Harding Park with 79 golfers in the last two rounds. In 2019, the tournament took place at Bethpage Black, the cut line was at +4 with 82 players going on, while the previous period on Bellerive field recorded 80 people playing all four rounds when the “filter” was at even par.

The principle of disqualification in the PGA Championship is similar to The Open Championship of Royal & Ancient (R&A). The other two events in the traditional major quartet, the US Open of the American Golf Association (USGA) take the top or T60, while the Masters – an exclusive major at Augusta National – picks the top or T50.

The PGAA Major began in 1916, following a 42-year hole-punch format. The tournament changed to stroke play from 1958, initially applying two cuts including after 36 holes and after 65 holes and then returning to a filter after two rounds from 1965.

The PGA Championship ended its second leg on May 21. At that time, 81 golfers won the right to continue. And of the 73 people who were eliminated, there are three faces in the world’s top 4 (OWGR table) including Dustin Johnson in first place, Justin Thomas in second and Xander Schauffele in fourth.

In “PGA Team 20”, only Brad Marek and Ben Cook remained. Cook stood at T63 with a score of +5 and Marek T32 (+2).

Player Phil Mickelson is with Louis Oosthuizen holding the top of the table at -5. Brooks Koepka is right behind them with a -4. One stroke away from Koepka is the T4 group, including new Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama.

And after two rounds, the tournament recorded three South African players in the top 4, including Oosthuizen and two representatives from Asia in the top 7 – Matsuyama and Im Sung-jae in T7 (score -2).

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